New York Giants News, 8/31 – Giants could sign quality veteran linebacker

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Could the New York Giants consider free agent, Brandon Marshall?
Sep 16, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall (54) during the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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The Giants’ defense is all but settled when it comes to the sure-fire starters; however, there aren’t many plug-and-play options that have enough talent to succeed at the top level. With roster cuts going down on Saturday, team’s have already begun trimming, leaving quality players to find new clubs.

One of the more recent cuts, linebacker Brandon Marshall, could fit perfectly with the Giants. Coming off a knee injury, Marshall must prove he’s capable of operating at a high level, as he once did with the Denver Broncos. Raiders coach Jon Gruden called Marshall “one of the best coverage linebackers in football.”

With the emergence of Marshall on the free-agent market, it could force the Giants to cut veteran BJ Goodson in favor of the cover linebacker.

Marshall used training camp to return to full health, as he was unable to feature during the preseason. That might have hurt his chances to start right away for the Raiders, but he could be an impactful force for a different team. The Giants are extremely thin at the linebacker position and need to inject more quality to supplement potential injury and deficiencies. On a team-friendly deal, Marshall could fit the bill perfectly.

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Paul Schwartz (NY Post) – Giants could have interest in released linebacker Brandon Marshall

Ed Valentine (Big Blue View) – Giants roster cuts tracker: Follow all the roster moves here